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“A pleasure any day!”
Review of Arts on Main

Arts on Main
Ranked #13 of 177 things to do in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A pleasure any day!”
Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

We love Arts on Main for its great atmosphere, interesting and original shopping and arts. Lunch any day under the olive trees is a plus! Highly recommend a visit.

Visited April 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Must do in Joburg”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

An absolutely great place to spend your Sunday. Lots of food options from different cultures and you can view some art while you're at it. And they play salsa/latin music outdoors so you can bust a move or two;). Definitely a fun and lively event! Not sure why it's not ranked as high in the 'to do' list.

Visited March 2014
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great downtown venue for a Sunday”
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Great for browsing and people watching. This is THE Sunday thing to do in Johannesburg. It is mostly about food and drinks and eating while standing around or squatting in the corners. There is however also a restaurant which looks nice with outdoor seating and good looking food. After lunch and a browse, people converge to the roof bar where salsa is played and people are dancing in the afternoon sun. I quite enjoyed sitting there while getting slightly tipsy. It closes quite early around 4pm so try to get there early.

Visited April 2014
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South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
214 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Sunday Market and interesting bits of art”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

This district is geared to the arty. There are quite a few artists on sabbatical there and they can be observed doing their linocuts or printing in the different areas around there. There are also a few art galleries and a performance area where we have seen performance art on more than one occasion.
The market provides some delicious goodies and organic fruit and veges are on sale too

Visited May 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A culinary and cultural gem in the heart of town!”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Arts on Main is an absolute must-visit if you live in Johannesburg.

Open every Sunday, you can enjoy a variety of foods from all corners of the globe via the many mini food stalls throughout the venue. I have yet to have a bad meal here, so feel free to come hungry! Make sure you bring a fat wallet as the prices are a little inflated but well worth the overall experience. There are a couple of galleries and clothing stores dotted around the premises but the food is the real reason you'll be coming back. There is an awesome vibe to the place when it fills up after 11 or 12. It is a little difficult to find but once you're there parking is easy thanks to a massive adjacent parking lot that you can enter from Main Street (for some reason many people don't use this safe and secure parking lot).

If you haven't been there make sure you get a couple of your friends, go early to grab some permanent seating and enjoy a lazy Sunday at this amazing Jozi market!

Visited April 2014
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